So Much Depends

      by Billie Dee and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Prune Juice #21, March 2017, page 20. Originally written 6 November 2010 at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway, Seabeck, Washington.


a red Toyota
glazed with rainwater
beside the white geese                                                            Billie

        let us go then you and I
        to get pizza                                                                       Michael

water water everywhere
the Mississippi lapping
at our porch                                                                              Billie

I’ve seen the best minds
of my generation
cryonically frozen                                                                     Michael

        and miles to go before
        I upgrade to first class                                                     Billie

my child’s balloon
disappearing
into that good night                                                                 Michael